Think Female!!! Because Thinking Male is Stale!!!
Life on earth is a challenging thing for every creature here, be it a man or a mosquito. But, at times, we fail to realize the fact that every creature is fighting its own battle. We human beings often segregate ourselves in the most disgusting and unhealthy ways possible like race, religion, region and the worst of all GENDER. The most unacceptable part of gender discrimination is that, at times, women themselves nurture this nonsensical attitude oblivious of its egregious effects. This may be a result of being brought up in a male-chauvinistic society. Women just accept the norms of men and they just grasp their attitude and they start thinking like men–but it’s high time they realize thinking male is stale. They blindly adapt the male doctrines, which is predominant in our society. But here is a plea I would like to make to all the women today. A Plea to Women-By a Woman ->
Dear Women, They say when the egg is broken from inside, it initiates a life and if it goes otherwise it marks the end of a life. Similarly, instead of asking the men community to provide the adequate respect that every woman deserves we should start encouraging and respecting ourselves. Respecting ourselves in a real sense! Respecting other women is respecting us! That’s the way to initiate life from within our ‘she’ community for the welfare of our community. It is very important for us to analyze and identify the moments when we think like male, instead of being female. There are numerous instances from real life. Haven’t we seen slim, ravishing, physically perfect group of friends bullying that one fat friend of theirs considering her physique to be obnoxious? This is a male attitude in women. Unfortunately, it has penetrated deep within our consciousness. A woman is worth for what she really is. This fat, physically misfit friend has broken the rigid male norms unlike the others, who had conceded to the male demands. Does she deserve this mockery for being real and herself? She really deserves respect for it. She might not be awesome enough but she didn’t concede to the male expectation like her friends did. Haven’t we seen obnoxious mother-in-law flinging at their daughter-in-law in our Indian society? They hit them abusively, verbally, physically and psychologically. It is hard to understand how a woman is unable to understand the pain, agony, and battles of another woman. It is really a wonder “why woman conform” to male dictated norms and how they go beyond that by trying to enforce those norms on other women. Giving it a deeper thought, the mind surfaces a reason why a mother-in-law thinks like a male. May be the moment she mothers a male child, this atrocious male attitude and arrogance starts developing in her, and she nurtures it till she finds a female prey to carry over her mission of attack on another. Just a simple realization that all the arrows she is darting at another woman is tearing the flesh and drinking the blood of her own community will pave way for a prosperous society. And again how many of us, women, are ready to acknowledge the growth and the revolutionary liberalization acts of the women in our neighborhood? Take a deep breath and think about it. The next time you come to know of such woman don’t turn into a gossip-monger. Instead change your perspective because you have not walked into her shoes. One more pathetic thing to be recorded in this issue is that most women of all strata behave in the same way–educated or uneducated? Upper or lower classes, they respond the same. They have been pierced with this male attitude. To quote an example, haven’t you seen female actors bitching about their competitors? So, the next time you see a single woman, the next time you see a single mother, the next time you see a widow, the next time you see a divorcee, the next time you see a female victim of male violence…Please, don’t talk of her story. Look at her bravery! Let her life not be your living room discussion. Strip that male attitude of yours! Today! Now! Let’s liberate our community! Will you become a hurdle to your own progress? “No”, says your conscience. So DON’T. Women, see the ‘you’ in every other ‘she’!!! Together we stand, divided we fall. Together we will make the difference! Together we will break the barriers! Together we will shape the sphere! With Love, A member of our “SHE” community P.S.: Of course, in the contemporary world there are real, empowering and respecting women. My point is that we just need many more of such a kind. Just a perspective change will bestow that ‘many more’ the society needs today. Spread this message! A Plea to Women-By a Woman
About the Author: This article is contributed by Gayathri Devi. Gayathri has completed her M.Phil. in English Literature from Tamilnadu. Literature instilled her in the thoughts of feminism. And gradually, she was attracted towards this concept and she says it has changed many of her perspectives towards our community & that is how she landed to Respect Women.